|Glamourpuss #25 (May 2012)|
Art by Dave Sim
(from 'And Then They Came For The Cosplayers' at The Beat, 13 November 2012)
...Horrible non-fan women tempting innocent comics-reading virgins with their Pixie costumes. Now, there is a germ of truth to this based on the fact that hot women have been used to sell every product known to mankind since mankind ever existed. And there have been many complaints over the years from female professionals over "booth babes" who were obviously paid models who came to the shows to attract lonely nerds. Call it the G4 effect... and I personally don't like the Slave Leia legion because anyone who would rather dress as a slave than a rebel commander definitely is doing it for attention... but to brand all the women who like dressing as comic characters in this way really shows more issues with women than anything to do with cons or costuming...